You no longer have to travel all the way to England to experience a good Shakespeare production. Orlando has its own Shakespeare Theater offering great productions of these masterpieces and more.
Set in Loch Haven Cultural Park just north of Downtown Orlando, the Shakespeare Center has three tiers of plays performed by professional actors. Their performance season is from August through to April when you can see traditional Shakespeare and other classic plays in their Signature range. They also put on new plays in Harriet’s New Plays section and productions for younger audiences.
You can catch Julius Caesar and The Taming of the Shrew over the coming months as well as The 2 part Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Youngsters will love Sleeping Beauty and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. And those who like to see new plays in production might want to try the world premiere of The Cortez Method. You can find more details of all the productions on their website.
The 25th Season
This year they are heading into their 25th season and they start by celebrating this in September with an Open House and a Gala Celebration. After all 25 seasons is something worth shouting about. If you’re planning to visit Orlando in August – September, the Open House event is on 24th August and the Gala on the 8th September.
If your vacation isn’t until next year, you can join in the fun of their annual Mock Trial in February. It will feature a legal issue from classic literature. Great fun bringing a story to life and seeing how we’d deal with the situation today.
April is Free Movie in the Park time – bring your own picnic and enjoy.
Loch Haven Cultural Park
Also housed in this beautifully landscaped park with three lakes, is the home of the Orlando Philharmoinc Orchestra, the Orlando Repertory Theater, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando Science Center, Orlando Fire Museum and the Orlando Gardening Club. Plenty to enjoy here for sure.
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Add to this some of the most perfect vacation rentals in Florida and so many theme parks including DisneyWorld and you probably need to make your Orlando reservation for longer.
Booking a top class luxury villa in one of Orlando’s amazing gated resorts is simple. Just head online and select your dates. Our villas can sleep as few or as many as you need accommodation for and everyone can expect their own bedrooms and en suite facilities. Of course the amenities will live up to expectations too with superbly kitted out high-tech kitchens, private pools and hot tubs, games rooms and even movie theaters in some of the bigger rentals.
What are you waiting for? Make your reservation now!
N B Images courtesy of the Orlando Shakespeare Center